Time Magazine puts family separation at Trump's feet, literally


Time magazine has published a variety of covers about President Donald Trump, but few have struck a chord like the one released on Thursday.  

Against a red backdrop, the image of a crying immigrant child — a cutout from a Getty Images picture from photographer John Moore that has come to represent the ongoing border crisis — is juxtaposed next to the president. Trump looks down at the child alongside the words, "Welcome to America." 

The cover comes a day after Trump signed an executive order to stop his administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the U.S. border. The policy has become a flashpoint across the U.S., drawing extensive media coverage and fundraisers for nonprofits dedicated to helping immigrant families. 

Time's previous covers have portrayed Trump in a variety of ways, including one from earlier in June in which Trump saw himself in the mirror as a king. No other cover, however, has so plainly questioned the morality of a Trump policy in a visual context.  

Many journalists have pointed out that the separation of immigrant families is a policy owned by the Trump administration. But with its new cover, Time puts the issue, quite literally, at Trump's feet. 

Time Magazine's cover
Time Magazine's cover from the July 2, 2018 issue features President Donald Trump looking down at the young migrant girl from a photograph that went viral.  Time


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